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  11/9/2014: AUSTRALIAN WRITERS’ FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED
Katherine Thomson and Sue Smith, two Australian writers who have captured seminal moments of Australian history and drama in their work have been awarded lucrative Australian Writers’ Foundation Fellowships at the annual AWGIE Awards.
  11/9/2014: BOYHOOD AWARDED FIPRESCI GRAND PRIX 2014 - BEST FILM
Richard Linklater's 12­year project Boyhood was chosen the best film of the past year by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI.
  11/9/2014: MOVIES NOW No. 26 STARTS OCT 29
“Love the concept and really enjoyed the course, it makes you look at movies differently,” wrote one of the 70 participants of Movies Now No 25 (July 2014); the concept being that new movies are screened unannounced prior to their commercial release and then discussed, with presenter Andrew L. Urban and a special guest, if possible someone from the movie.
  11/9/2014: SHADOW OF DOUBT RIGHT ON POLICE BUNGLES
The quality of the police investigation into the disappearance and alleged murder by Sue Neill-Fraser of Bob Chappell on Australia Day 2009 has now been documented and confirms what was exposed by documentarian and psychologist Eve Ash in Shadow of Doubt (2014), first screened on FOXTEL’s Ci Channel on July 31, 2013 and several times subsequently.see full story
  11/9/2014: VENICE TOP AWARDS 2014
The Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the 71st Venice Film Festival was awarded to Swedish director Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflection on Existence last week. Other awards are listed below.
  18/9/2014: 'A SINGLE BODY' WINS BEST INT SHORT AT TORONTO
French-Australian short film ‘A SINGLE BODY’ (‘UN SEUL CORPS’) from Australian Director Sotiris Dounoukos has been announced as the winner of the Vimeo Award for Best International Short Film at the 2014 TIFF AWARDS in Toronto.
  18/9/2014: ANTENNA DOCO FEST LETS AUDS CHOOSE ENDING
A shining example of boundary-pushing documentary filmmaking, Choose Your Own Documentary will have its live interactive Australian premiere at this year’s Antenna Documentary Festival (Oct. 14 – 19, Sydney). Based on the classic Choose Your Own Adventure books, the film follows Nathan Penlington and a team of filmmakers (all festival guests) as they embark on an epic quest to unravel the mystery of an old notebook they have discovered. But there is a twist. The audience decide Nathan’s fate by using remote controls. With over 1,500 paths and multiple endings, his fate is in their hands.
  18/9/2014: MARGARET & DAVID: IT’S A WRAP
After 28 years, and one of the longest and most enduring partnerships on Australian television, Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton will record the final episode of ABC TV’s At the Movies on December 9, 2014.
  18/9/2014: ROB CARLTON TO HOST SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS
Rob Carlton, one of Australia’s favourite actors, will host this year’s Screen Music Awards (Nov. 12, City Recital Hall, Sydney) awards for the first time. A veteran of the Australian film and TV industry (and a Tropscore winning actor and director), he is well remembered for his recent portrayal of Kerry Packer in Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo.
  18/9/2014: SUBVERSION ON SCREEN: MELB FEST
With the George Orwell observation “the opinion that art on the big screen has nothing to do with politics is itself a political attitude” as his mantra, ex-Melbourne & Brisbane Film Festivals director Richard Moore has curated an explosive and subversive set of 9 films, Art, Politics and Protest, for this year’s Melbourne Festival (Oct 10 – 26). See Melbourne Festival
 
  4/9/2014: NEW DOCO ASKS WHAT’S WRONG WITH AUSSIE FILMS?
Screening on community television and Foxtel in September and October, is a new documentary called WHAT’S WRONG WITH AUSTRALIAN FILMS?
 
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